Part of why I read reviews is to decide whether or not I should play/buy a game. Games cost money and with a regular 9-6 job my time is limited in what I can play. I have to make that count. Also, I like reading reviews! If I’m going to play a game from start to finish and then talk about it, I should also post my own formal review of it. Makes sense, right? But what makes Read on…
It’s always nice to have a “first” as a gamer. First console, first game, first game beaten etc. I’m coming up on a gaming “first”- first multi-platform game. This September when Borderlands 2 releases it’ll be the first time I get to decide which console I want to get it for.
Growing up, I couldn’t afford having more than one console- I had a Sega Genesis and a 90mhz Micron PC (yes, ninety megahertz) but computer games weren’t really multi-platform and that beast couldn’t really handle much. A second console was too much money and my parents thought I played enough video games as it was. And yeah, they pretty much were the boss of me.
Fast forward 20 years. I was finally able to afford a PS3 last December (already had an Xbox 360) and my platform horizons were doubled. With the fall release of Borderlands 2 I’ll get to decide which console I want to play it on. Over the couple months I’ll be blogging about my decision- the factors going into it, which way I’m leaning and where I plan on pre-ordering the game (which may be a tough decision all the same).
You getting Borderlands 2? Let me know what console you’re getting it for and why in the comments. Help me decide!
When the Activision/Infinity Ward court battle leaked the Activision/Bungie contract detailing the Fall 2013 release of Bungie’s new IP I thought for sure it would officially be announced at E3 (arguably the most popular video game convention). So when E3 came and went I was a little confused nothing had even been mumbled about it. Then it hit me.
Bungie’s new game will be announced at PAX.
Games, especially from blockbusters devs (like Bungie), are usually announced a year to 15 months before they release. Halo: Reach (Bungie’s last game) was announced June 1, 2009 and released September 14, 2010. Resistance 3 was announced on August 17th, 2010 and released September 6th, 2011. Gears of War 3 was announced on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 12th, 2010 and released September 20th, 2011. Borderlands 2 info started coming out last summer and was officially announced August 3rd, 2011. It’s set to release later this year. Is Borderlands a blockbuster IP? Debatable. But I digress.
If that contract is true- that Bungie’s new game is releasing in 2013- I can’t imagine them announcing it any other time. PAX is always held in Seattle which is also where- surprise, surprise -Bungie headquarters resides.
The question now is- how excited for PAX 2012 are you?